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The American Revolution

TermDefinition
No Taxation without Representation the slogan of the War of Independence. Americans felt the British did not have a right to tax them.
The Stamp Act a tax on all legal documents
4 July 1776 Declaration of Independence
Valley Forge the place where the Continental Army trained during the winter of 1777-1778
Frederick Von Steuben German who trained the Continental Army
Yorktown location of the final battle of the War of Independence
Treaty of Paris the treaty that ended the War of Independence
Trenton and Princeton Washington won surprise victories.
Continental Congress A meeting of the representatives of the 13 colonies.
Lexington The first shots of the war were fired here.
Continental Army The American Army.
General Cornwallis British General who surrendered at Yorktown.
The Boston Massacre the British army shot dead five men who were protesting against the Townshend Acts.
The Townshend Acts series of taxes on everyday items.
Boston Tea Party Americans dumped valuable cargo of tea into Boston harbour.
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